VW/Audi specialist tuner ABT has revealed their rendition of the new A8, called the AS8. The Kempten based outfit chose to work on the 4.2-litre V8 TDI version of Audi’s limo.

In stock form, the turbodiesel V8 produces 350 hp along with 800 Nm of torque, but through German tuning wizardry ABT have boosted those figures to 385 hp and 880 Nm respectively. Acceleration is improved as a result, and 0-100 km/h is done in 5 seconds flat from 5.5 seconds. Quite an achievement considering that this fully specified limo weighs almost 2 tonnes!

Complementing the power upgrade is the aerodynamic bodykit that gives the car a sportier look; it comprises a front spoiler, side skirts, a discreet boot lid spoiler, new rear apron housing a diffuser and new quad tail pipes. There is the option of either 20 or 21-inch ABT CR wheels which comes with high performance tyres.

Nice, but would you have mistook it for an A4? More pics after the jump.

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